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Takeaway coffee Duo Goulies & Duo Mpoukies

November 25, 2020

Wednesday three weeks ago, wandering the streets of Athens to find a police station, getting lost, seeing what is open.

Tuesday, the day before, all bars, restaurants and coffee shops ordered to close, can serve takeaway only.

I am trying to find police station. Google maps not a lot of use in Athens due to tall buildings. I repeatedly get lost. But getting lost in Athens no great loss as find new things would not otherwise find.

I know where I am. The square police station is located on I am familiar with. Had I known this I could have headed for the square and arrived hours sooner. <

I walk down the side of the square where police station is allegedly located, Can I find? No.

But all is not lost, at the bottom of the street a church I know under renovation and one of my favourite coffee shops, Duo Goulies & Duo Mpoukies, which better still I find open serving coffee out of a side window.

Coffee shop. I eat, have coffee, charge phone.

Where once served taf coffee, no no longer, now Roller Roasters.

I am treated to an espresso of Brasilin beans. Excellent, and I usually do not like espresso.

Police station is in the street but hidden. Two police cyclists explain to me how to find.

Duo Goulies & Duo Mpoukies

November 26, 2019

I make Duo Goulies & Duo Mpoukies before they close.

If not know where, not easy to find, and impossible once closed and the shutters down.

Excellent cappuccino, plus a yogurt.

Cappuccino and yoghurt Duo Goulies & Duo Mpoukies

May 16, 2019

Late lunch, cappuccino and Greek yoghurt with dried fruit, nuts and honey.

Cappuccino and yoghurt Duo Goulies & Duo Mpoukies

May 14, 2019

Cappuccino and Greek yoghurt with nuts and dried fruit.

Cappuccino at Duo Goulies & Duo Mpoukies

October 30, 2017


Had I not been twice previous to Duo Goulies & Duo Mpoukies  I would not have found, even though I was in the vicinity.

There is a church. I should have looked inside as the door was open. It was closed later.

Coffee has not only to be good, it has to be consistently good.

My last visit my cappuccino made by Tania. Today made by a guy and it was not so good.

I had something to eat, not great.

My yogurt topped with nuts and cranberies and honey poured on top was excellent.

Duo Goulies & Duo Mpoukies

October 27, 2017

With difficulty, a few days ago, I managed to find Duo Goulies & Duo Mpoukies, only it was closed.

After a cappuccino at Taresso I decided to once again try and find, even though I was going to arrive close to closing time.

I managed to find, close to closing time.

They invited me in, said we are now closed, but it is ok, we close the door and pull down the shutters, but please order a drink as we are closing the machine.

Excellent food made by Nicos, excellent cappuccino from Greek latte art champion Tania whose awards line the shelves.

Although I regret to say I did not order excellent cheesecake, it looked good and tasted good.

Open and airy, very pleasant ambiance.

Coffee mags and other reading material to browse, often featuring Greek coffee shops and baristas, on one the front page World Barista champion Stefanos Domatiotis who I met at Taf, but not Standart which I recommended subscribe to.

Taf supply the coffee.

Once the coffee shop closed, we sat and chatted.

From outside, once closed, would never know it was there, which is why I had problems finding the first time, and even the second time.

A very discrete sign, nothing more.

When the shutters down, would not know it was there, and as I found, almost impossible to find.

And if look it up, find the Greek name Δυο γουλιές & δυο μπουκιές which means two sips and two bites, not as I had surmised the names of the owners.

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